Living in Qatar

Posted on November 24, 2012 • Filed under: Expatriates, Middle East

What’s it like to live in Qatar, the world’s richest country?
Moving to Qatar means a life of luxury for many expats, but the country is experiencing growing pains, writes guest columnist Victoria Scott.
ONE of my favourite tweets of recent times was from a Qatari on holiday in the USA. “Why does every petrol station I’m passing seem to be closed?” he asked. You see, we don’t get out of the car to fill up our tanks in Qatar. A pump attendant does it for us, even during the summer, when it can get up to 50C outside. And that petrol – well, it’s cheaper than bottled water. A four litre 4×4 costs around £10 to fill out here. When we go home to the UK for holidays, we avert our eyes when we pay for our fuel… Read Article

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